Sunday, December 31, 2017

12-1 to 12-31-2017 December in Hopkins

There was also plenty of mini-golf and weekly local music events, but here are some other highlights from our December in Hopkins, Belize:

December 3, 2017 - Full Moon Groove

Electronic music isn't "our thing" in general, but when the groove is right, it's wonderful. Our friend and DJ, Uwe K, made this evening really nice at Driftwood Beach Bar & Pizza Shack.  The bonfire later in the evening was the perfect ending.

December 6, 2017  Jazz and Blues at Windschief Beach Bar

Randy and Amber (a duo) teamed up with our musician friend Trevor for some nice old-timey jazz and blues.

Another woman in the crowd was a singer and belted out some nice Janis Joplin tunes.

It was also the bar owners' son's birthday, and he got a brand new keyboard.

December 17, 2017  Blues at Peer's Place

In case you can't tell, we like live music. Steev Inglish (aka Mr. Downchild) and Casimiro Vogel make up Blues Meets Girl,
and they are always enjoyable to watch perform.

December 23, 2017  Annual Foosball Tournament

Eric teamed with Will for the doubles tournament at Windschief Beach Bar - they didn't win, but they had fun.

The owner, Oli, sets up a camera over the table so people in the bar can see what's going on.

Eric played in the singles tournament as well. He played Trevor in the finals, and it came down to the last ball to decide it.

Eric won!

December 24, 2017  Christmas Eve beach walk

One of the resorts now offers parasailing.  Opinions in the village are mixed as to whether this is a good thing.

Our lovely view at lunch.

Stuffed fry jacks for Christmas Eve meal - that's traditional, right?

And veggie nachos...don't judge, lol.

December 25, 2017  Christmas Pot-luck

Lots of "ex-pats" gather at Diversity Cafe for a pot-luck dinner on Christmas Day, and it's always a good time with tons of
great food.

December 31, 2017  New Year's Eve

It may seem like Windschief Beach Bar is our second home, but that's because we have so many friends there, and it's
always a good time.  So, of course, that's where we go for the New Year's party!

Happy New Year smiles from Miss T and Cara